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Reconsidering Trump 2016 AND Convention of States

Donald Trump?

When Donald Trump started making noises again that he was going to run for president, I laughed him off. Just a publicity stunt, he’ll never actually run.

Trump could never be a serious candidate, could he?

Besides, I have said many times that while on the surface it makes sense to have someone run the country with a proven business background like Trump, do we really want a guy in the White House that believes his word is the final answer? That he gets to make all of the decisions and will often “go it alone” with a phone and a pen? Isn’t that what we have in the White House now? A Dictator? Why would we want another one?

But as I look at the Republican betrayals all along the way, I know in my heart that I cannot trust them to do what they say. The only party that actually delivers on their promises is the Democrats. And if I were a Democrat, I would view Obama as the greatest deliverer of promises of all time.

The Republicans told us that if they only had the House they could stop Obama. They said the House holds the power of the purse. “We will de-fund Obamacare,” they told us.

So we gave them the House. And John Boehner has betrayed us at every opportunity. And lest the ground swell with opposition, he is punishing Republicans – our own party – for not voting as he tells them as he rewards Obama and the Democrats with more and more power.

We only control 1/2 of the Legislative Branch they told us. Where was the backbone they promised us if we would only deliver the Houes? Still made of jello we see.

“If only we had the Senate we could stop Obama,” they said.

And we gave them the Senate.

And once again we were betrayed. Obamatrade was only the latest fiasco that will haunt us forever. Another “giant sucking sound” of American jobs leaving the US – like NAFTA. But this one reportedly comes with the loss of American Sovereignty as a side dish.

And how are these new Republican controlled House and Senate Committees doing on the scandals committed by this Administration? We have committees promising to “get to the bottom” of every scandal and dirty deed Obama and his band of merry men have committed. And I can’t think of a single one that has been resolved.

Fast and Furious? The Veterans Administration? The IRS? Lois Lerner? Benghazi? EPA? Immigration? Nuclear Iran?

Not a DAMN THING has resulted in the years long investigations. Except for the fact that the Republicans have raised a lot of money pretending to be investigating these scandals and atrocities, nothing has come of any of it. And let’s toss in Obamacare.

There is not a single current or former elected Republican running for the Presidency that I feel I can trust, knowing their history. One of the biggest reasons is money. The path to the Presidency passes through the US Chamber of Commerce and Big Business on the Republican side and the Unions and the special interest hucksters on the Democrat’s side. And to be fair, the GOP has it’s own hucksters. Just not as many.

The only Republican I have the least bit of hope for is Ted Cruz. And I honestly don’t think he is electable. And now that Cruz voted for Obamatrade,  I know I can’t trust him if he were elected President. And the rest of the field ranges from as bad or worse than Obama all the way to slightly better than Obama.

And then there is The Donald.

Flamboyant, cocky, irritating at times, self righteous, know-it-all, and a bit tyrannical to work for I imagine. But you know what? Donald Trump is the only one of the field that I could imagine walking into the White House his first day and producing an Executive Order cancelling every single Obama Executive Order. On day one.

The others may talk about it, but they won’t do it. Even Ted Cruz.

And Trump is also the only one that I could imagine would ever tell Iran to go “F” themselves and promise to blow up every palace in that country if they don’t stop their nuclear bomb plans. And he’d probably do it, too. Not that I am in the mood for more war, mind you, but Iran is a rabid threat to us.

And I guarantee deportations and big fences will both become popular again under a President Trump.

I am not ready just yet to go all in for Trump. It is still early. But every single Republican Candidate except Donald Trump will be beholden to the US Chamber and Big Business. And that is why Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are the corrupt traitors that they are. Follow the money.

And Trump can tell them to kiss off. He has his own money.

He has his own money. And that, my friends, is what it all boils down to. With all his quirks and his eccentricities, he has his own money. And that has put him up there in my book above all the other candidates who will owe some really bad people if they get elected.

On A Convention of the States

I have been strongly opposed to a Convention of States as a means to fix our country. The slogan “Don’t change the Constitution, abide by it” is wise advice. Many of the problems I see us, as a nation, going through are a direct result of failing to follow the Constitution. Liberals have shredded it and ignored it.

But the actions of the Supreme Court these past few days have caused me to reconsider my position. I no longer fear the left coming in trashing our rights, because the Robert’s Court has already accomplished that. Finding “rights” to gay marriage, upholding Obamacare and outlawing proof of citizenship to vote have left that fear unfounded. We no longer have the right to free speech, the right of religious freedom and we have all become serfs under a totalitarian government. States have no rights that can’t be trumped by the Federal Government.

At this point, the only thing we have left is the Second Amendment and we all know that this judicially activist SCOTUS will eventually come for our guns.

My position against a COS was based on balancing the potential harm against the potential good. And the potential to do more harm than good won that equation. I had hope and faith that the Supreme Court would, ultimately, keep the Constitution intact. But they have abandoned that now.

So when I add an activist, out of control SCOTUS, the equation has a different outcome. I believe with such a wild card, a COS may be the only hope we have left to right the unconstitutional actions of this court.

And we already know we cannot count on the Republicans who now have the House and the Senate, an award that has yet to produce dividends. And with Boehner and McConnell in charge, it is unlikely that we will see anything Conservative from those bodies anytime in the near future.

So put me down as Leaning Trump and all in for a COS.

 


Article written by: Tom White